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From Aug 2006 - Nov 2013 WeDig provided a live forum for diggers & fans of Vindolanda. It has now been mothballed and will be maintained as a live archive.

Here you will find preserved 7 years of conversation, photos, & knowledge about a site many people love. Vindolanda gets under the skin. (Figuratively and literally as a volunteer excavator!) It's a place you remember, filled with people you remember!

Thanks for 7 great years!

Area A Late July-Early Aug
If you sight down the line of the antonine wall you can see where it causes a humped area in the flagged road. various rises and falls in the road were suspected to be ditches and walls.
Tim Wolter

Roman Britain novels - a survey
One NOT to add to your list "Hadrians Walls". I forget the author but I pulled it off the library shelf based on the title and found it to be a novel about a prison in the US deep south!
Tim Wolter

"Grace20" spammer
Or perhaps an alternative.....Spes20. I have always thought the roman personification of Hope, a gal slightly lifting the hem of her skirt, was a perceptive understanding of the human condition!

"Grace20" spammer
She seemed like such a friendly lass. But I imagine she is the distant descendent of some of the women who "worked" in the vicus back in olden times.
A really sophisticated spammer would log on as Conturbaria20. (pardon my inept latin)

"Area A" Team Photos 2010
I was doing some reading on Roman trade with India a while back and was dumbfounded to discover that roman coins made it as far out as Vietnam! Specifically, a site called Oc Eo on the Mekong that was excavated starting in the 1940s. Although a few "romans" may have made it to the Imperial court in China, I assume that coins traveled more freely.

Not clear from the article I read if it was from mints in the empire or were Indian copies of roman originals. Some of the Indian copies were actually equvalent in execution, and a darn site better in precious metal content.

Tim Wolter